Buchtel High School Students present mats at the Haven of Rest
During this past school year, a talented group of students made sleeping mats out of plastic bags as a part of a service project. The students were part of Teddy Nantambi Mwonyonyi’s Family & Consumer Sciences class at Buchtel High School. The class consisted of 7th and 8th grade students.
The mats that the students made were donated to the Haven of Rest in Akron. Staff from Project Rise and the class of young students attended a tour of the Haven of Rest after presenting their donation of mats. Project Rise is a collaborative effort by Akron Public Schools, local shelters, and the Akron community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Posted in Charity, Education, Homelessness, Youth
Tagged Akron Public Schools, Buchtel High School, Children, Community, Donations, Family & Consumer Sciences class, Harvest Home, Haven of Rest, Homelessness, Local shelters, Michael Solosky, Plarn Mats, Project RISE, Teddy Nantambi Mwonyonyi’s, Youth
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (EANDC) StormWaterColors project proposal is one of 70 finalists for ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF).
ArtPlace selected these 70 proposals from 987 applications, making EANDC’s project one of just 7 percent of the projects across the country to make this cut.
Posted in Community, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Neighborhoods, Youth
Tagged agriculture, akron arts, ArtPlace America, Community, Community Development, East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation’s, economic development, Education, Environment, Food, Neighborhood, Placemaking, StormWaterColors, Youth
Campaign Spreads Awareness, Combats Stigma on Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect people of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
Posted in Community, Education, Health, Neighborhoods
Tagged ADM Board, Brain Disorders, Change Direction, Citizens, emotional suffering, emotional well-being, family members, Five Signs, Homeless, Mental Health, mental illness, NAMI, nonprofit leaders, Pledge, Portage Path Behavioral Health, Senior Citizens, Students, Summit County, Veterans, wellness, Youth
Students in the Rimer CLC NOW Program with teacher,
Ms. Kalil, and the socks they collected for Project RISE.
This fall, groups of students from three different APS schools participated in a sock collection project for Project RISE. This special project, called “Socktober” began in October of 2014 at Sam Salem Elementary School. The Project was started by Megan Kalil and her students in the N.O.W. Program (No Opportunity Wasted). This year, socks were collected at Sam Salem CLC, Rimer CLC and Litchfield Middle School.
Posted in Charity, Community, Education, Homelessness, Youth
Tagged Akron, Akron Public Schools, Children, Community, Education, Family Promise, Homelessness, Megan Kalil, N.O.W. Program (No Opportunity Wasted), Ohio Department of Education, Project RISE, Socktober, Youth
Story By Lyndsey Schley
Everyday Ways Parents Can Be Teachers
After the keynote speech, attendees went to one of several breakout sessions on topics including emotional attachment and how play is a part of learning.
Kandi Novak, Quality Enhancement Specialist at Child Care Connection, spoke on how creating brain building moments for parents can be a major help to children. The talk focused around a tool called Vroom which gives parents tips on how to create educational moments in everyday life.
Posted in Community, Education, Youth
Tagged Akron Public Schools, Bezos Family Foundation, Child Care, childhood, Children, Community, Derran Wimer, Education, Judge Linda Teodosio, Kandi Novak, Literacy, Parents, pediatrics, School Readiness Summit, Summit County, Summit Education Initiative, Vroom, Youth